Reading: Town, June 2010

by Nicholas Laughlin on June 17, 2010

Town issue 4

During the CRB’s break in publication last year, your Antilles blogger put his head together with two writer friends — Vahni Capildeo and Anu Lakhan — and started a modest little publishing project, the literary and art journal Town. Each issue contains just a few short pieces of writing, poems mostly, and two or three images. Town appears at irregular intervals — roughly, every two or three months — in two formats. We print simple broadside editions, and post them in public locations — on walls, lampposts, inside bookshops, etc. — and each issue also appears online, where readers can download PDFs of the broadsides to make their own physical copies. Town is rooted in Port of Spain, but international in scope: the four issues we’ve published so far have included writers from five continents.

The latest issue, our fourth, is published this week. It features poets from Jamaica, Hungary, Belarus, and Britain — Ishion Hutchinson, Agnes Lehoczky, Valzhyna Mort, and John Whale — and images by a Vincentian artist, Holly Bynoe. Antilles readers in Port of Spain can keep an eye out for the broadsides appearing randomly around the city, and others further afield can find this issue here.

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